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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Boston Genre : Rock Style : Rock, Pop, Adult Oriented Rock, Hard rock Instr. : Group Rating : importance (2) popularity (1) All-Music Guide Biography During the late 70s, Boston dominated AOR (album-oriented rock) FM with their dense multilayered guitars and vocals. The self-titled debut effort, which was basically constructed from band leader Tom Scholz's basement demos, eventually sold over 6 1/2 million copies. "More Than a Feeling," their first single, is a perfect encapsulation of Boston's sound. After a two-year wait, Boston's followup, DON'T LOOK BACK, basically replicated the debut's formula. By then, Scholz was gaining a reputation as an obsessive perfectionist, further underscored by the seven-year wait for the group's third album, THIRD STAGE.,During this time, Scholz applied his previous background as a senior product designer for Polaroid and started Scholz Research & Development, which marketed popular professional-musician outboard gear, like the Rockman. ~ Rick Clark ---------- Related Artists ----------- Kansas Styx RTZ Goudreau, Barry ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Beatles Yes Birthdate & Place : USA AMG Artist ID # : P000003749 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Third Stage |1986|MCA |6188 |R S | Good Boston / Dont Look Back |1983|CBS |4022155 | |+ Good Don't Look Back |1978|Epic |35050 |R S T| Good Boston |1976|Epic |34188 |R S T|+BestG All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Boston Artist : Boston Rating : Best-of-Genre (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #003, entered Sep 25, 1976, on charts 101 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 37:41 min Date : 1976 (release) AMG ID : R000002448 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1976 CD Epic EK-34188 CS Epic JET-34188 1976 CD Columbia/Legacy 52856 CD CBS 34188 CD CBS 52856 Epic 34188 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- The album that virtually defined 70s FM rock, selling over six million copies. Featuring the smash hits "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Let Me Take You Home Tonight." ~ Donna DiChario ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- John Boylan - Producer Bradley Delp - Vocal, Guitar Barry Goudreau - Guitar, Percussion Sib Hashain - Drums Jim Masdea - Drums Tom Scholz - g/k/b/eng/prd Fran Sheehan - Bass, Percussion -------- Album Tracks -------- More Than A Feeling Peace Of Mind Foreplay - Long Time Rock & Roll Band Smokin' Hitch A Ride Something About You Let Me Take You Home Tonight ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Boston / Dont Look Back Artist : Boston Rating : Good (First Pick) Genre : Rock Date : 1983 (release) AMG ID : R000031290 --------- Album Releases --------- 1983 MC CBS 4022155 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Don't Look Back Artist : Boston Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #001, entered Sep 2 , 1978, on charts 035 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 33:47 min Date : 1978 (release) AMG ID : R000002449 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Epic EK-35050 1978 LP Epic 35050 CS Epic PET-35050 CD CBS 35050 1978 Epic 35050 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Continued success with their rock formula, highlighted by the hit title track. ~ Donna DiChario ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Bradley Delp - Vocal, Guitar Barry Goudreau - Guitar, Percussion Sib Hashain - Drums Tom Scholz - g/k/b Fran Sheehan - Bass, Percussion -------- Album Tracks -------- Don't Look Back Journey, The It's Easy Man I'll Never Be, A Feelin' Satisfied Party Used To Bad News Don't Be Afraid ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Third Stage Artist : Boston Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #001, entered Oct 18, 1986, on charts 050 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 38:29 min Date : 1986 (release) AMG ID : R000002450 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA MCAD-6188 CS MCA MCAC-6188 1986 LP MCA 6017 CD MCA 6188 1986 MCA 6188 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- A chart-topping comeback after a seven-year hiatus and a lineup reshuffling that left only singer Brad Delp and guitarist/producer Tom Scholz from the original band. Hits include "Amanda" and "We're Ready." ~ Donna DiChario ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Bradley Delp - Vocal, Guitar Jim Masdea - Drums Gary Pihl - Guitar Tom Scholz - g/k/b/prd/eng <1994 1 23> Thank you for using All-Music Guide. .

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